Category Archives: Digital Exclusive

U-T shows off his tag team title belt

DRAGONGATE’s Braveheart: A Candid Conversation With U-T

DRAGONGATE’s Braveheart: A Candid Conversation With U-T Text & Photos by Issa Marie IN ALL ASPECTS of life, representation matters! Imagine being a nine-year-old child attending a pro wrestling event and seeing a wrestler who personifies who you are in size and stature—inspiring a small fan to become the athlete they believed they could never

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Hyper Misao alternate Women's 150 cover

ALTERNATE “WOMEN’S 150” COVER: Hyper Misao

ALTERNATE “WOMEN’S 150” COVER: Hyper Misao PRO WRESTLING ILLUSTRATED recently unveiled the cover of our January 2023 “Women’s 150” issue, which features the top three Stardom wrestlers on our annual list, with a video announcement hosted by our friends at Church of Joshi. In the past, we have created several alternate covers that we’ve released

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Yuki Ueno, bloody-faced

YUKI UENO’S FIGHTING SPIRIT: The DDT Universal Champion On Konosuke Takeshita, Cara Noir, And Upcoming Title Defenses

YUKI UENO’S FIGHTING SPIRIT: The DDT Universal Champion On Konosuke Takeshita, Cara Noir, And Upcoming Title Defenses Text & Photos by Issa Marie “ALL YOU HAVE to do is watch my matches to know exactly who I am.” So says two-time DDT Pro-Wrestling Universal champion, Yuki Ueno. The 37KAMIINA standout successfully defended his title against

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Pollo Del Mar & Thrillbilly Silas Mason pose

ON HEELS: Zicky Dice, Silas Mason, Dominik Mysterio

ON HEELS: Zicky Dice, Silas Mason, Dominik Mysterio TEXT BY POLLO DEL MAR SOMETIMES IT’S BEST to recognize you’re fighting a losing battle. Zicky Dice should have remembered this when our paths crossed recently in Connecticut. On Sept. 22, Best Trivia Ever collected a mixture of today’s brightest talent and legends like Scott Steiner and

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YAMATO executes a lateral press

U.S. FANS WILL BE STANDING WITH THEIR YAMATO SPIRIT

U.S. FANS WILL BE STANDING WITH THEIR YAMATO SPIRIT Text & Photos by Issa Marie DRAGON GATE’S ACE, the record-setting five-time former Open the Dream Gate champion, and certified food coordinator, YAMATO will be making his GCW, AAW, Garden State ProWrestling, and Prestige Wrestling debuts, as the“Gates” have now been opened. Recently, I had the

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Diamante portrait

DIAMANTE: “El Original” Is Home In Japan (Part 1)

DIAMANTE: “El Original” Is Home In Japan (Part 1) Text & Photos by Issa Marie WHEN WE LOOK back at the last calendar year, Diamante’s dominance in the ring cannot go unnoticed: key victories over Shun Skywalker and Dragon Kid; unmasking Dragon Dia and becoming one-half of the toughest, pound-for-pound, Twin Gate champions with the

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